Inquiry 2015: Russia’s Future with the Post-Soviet States

Dear Participants,
 
The Council of Europe and the Asia Cooperation Dialogues is looking forward to our April gathering to discuss the many concerns resulting from the current conflict in Ukraine.  We believe that dialogue and diplomacy are critical to resolving issues in the region and to avoiding further bloodshed and we applaud your willingness to participate in this first joint dialogue.
 
As we prepare for April, the conflict in the Ukraine has calmed down but is no closer to a resolution, economic concerns dominate with the global drop in oil prices, Chechnya is witnessing a renewal of violence, the Eurasian Economic Union is moving forward, Russia is seeking to strengthen its ties with China and the rest of Asia, the West has voiced concerns with what it sees as the loss of freedoms in the region, and all parties are concerned about a resurgence of terrorism.  All of these – and many more topics – have led to the need for an open dialogue.
 
In that context, the delegates will be asked to participate in committee discussions on: Sovereignty, Security, Terrorism, Human Rights, Economics, Energy, and the crisis in Ukraine.   
 

INQUIRY 2014-15

Russia’s Future with the Post-Soviet States

 

Committees

Sovereignty

• Borders
• Self-Determination
• Governance

Security

• Conflict and intervention
• Organized crime
• Cyber security
• Role of the military

Terrorism

• Nuclear
• Religious extremism
• Cyber
• Intelligence

Human Rights

• Migration
• Religion
• Minority Policies
• Expression/Dissent

Economics

• Trade
• Sanctions
• Inequality
• Development

Energy

• Oil
• Gas
• Pipelines
• Caspian/ Black Seas

Ukraine

• Eastern Ukraine
• Ethnic Russian
• Russia’s Intentions• Crimea

School

ROLES

 

School

Nichols

RUSSIA

Broad Ripple

Columbia Prep

ESTONIA

Little Village

O’Bryant

UKRAINE

Packer Collegiate

El Puente

UKRAINE SEPARATISTS

Columbia Prep

Columbia Prep

KAZAKHSTAN

Nichols

Dover-Sherborn

GEORGIA

Dover-Sherborn

O’Bryant

CHECHNYA

Cristo Rey

Boston Latin

AZERBAIJAN

Exeter

 

BELARUS

Broad Ripple

O’Bryant

UNITED STATES

Medford HS

Dover-Sherborn

GERMANY

Dover-Sherborn

O’Bryant

CHINA

Boston Latin